Category Archives: West Loop

Great Eats at These 2 Old and New Chicago Restaurants

When I first moved to Chicago over a decade ago, Chicago restaurants were nothing special.  It’s not that there weren’t any decent places to eat, it’s just that were all the same.   In fact, the Chicago restaurants ten years ago were predictably representative of the meat-and-potatoes stereotype of the “hog butcher to the world.”  However, in a slow but

You Need To Try These Fabulous Celebrity Chef Restaurants

Celebrity chef restaurants have taken us by storm in the last decade thanks to cable T.V. shows like Top Chef and Master Chef.  It is a vastly different landscape than when I grew up in an age when there were only of 3 or 4 T.V. stations.  Julia Child, Jacques Pépin and The Galloping Gourmet  were the only culinary heroes we had to watch back then.

10 Fabulous Latin Eats You Should Have in Chicago

Winter is upon us here in Chicago and our thoughts often shift to warmer climates, as well as the food that we associate with them.  But, if you cannot escape the polar vortex, below is a list of “10 Fabulous Latin Eats in Chicago.”  Grab your coat and hop the rails to these tasty, local hot spots!

Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants of 2016

We are nearing the end of 2016 and I cannot help but reminisce about all the delicious food I consumed this year.  I reside in Chicago and the majority of my culinary escapades took place right here in my own backyard.  However, I enjoyed some truly memorable meals in my hometown of New York City, as well as in Barcelona.

Chicago Dining Roundup – Evanston to Bridgeport

Hey, Everyone!  During the last 3 weeks, I have covered a lot of territory on the Chicago dining scene from the north side to the south side in 14 different neighborhoods.  I have gotten cozy in some adorable coffeehouses, celebrated Taco Tuesday, stuffed my face full of some decadent desserts and I stopped in at the latest giant among Chicago’s